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Role of the Engineer's Office in the development of the University of California campuses

Published 1960

Description: Interview with H. B. Foster. Comments on his grandfather, James Sinclair of Hudson's Bay Company fame and his father, Hugh Foster, an 1850 California settler; pre-earthquake San Francisco; college days at Berkeley, 1902-1906; engineering faculty; work as engineer with various water supply companies; association with University in Engineer's Office; Ralph P. Merritt and Robert G. Sproul; surveying work and real estate transactions for new campuses.

Note: Part 2 ends abruptly.

Collection Guide: The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979

Call Number: Phonotape 238 B

Full transcript available

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Source 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Run time 01:06:39
Language English
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Interviewer: Fry, Amelia R.


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